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Queen Latifah Speaks Out About 'Gone With The Wind' & Hattie McDaniel In New Interview

Queen Latifah is opening up about how she feels about the 1939 movie, Gone With The Wind, which gained a lot of attention over the weekend with its racist undertones.

The 50-year-old actress, who played one of the stars of the film, Hattie McDaniel, in Netflix’s Hollywood, shared that the movie should be gone.

“Let Gone With the Wind be gone with the wind,” Queen shared in an interview with Associated Press.

She went on, opening up about how Hattie wasn’t even allowed in the theater for the Oscars, where she won Best Supporting Actress. Hattie became the first Black woman to ever win.

“They didn’t even let her in the theater until right before she got that award. Someone came outside and brought her into the auditorium. She wasn’t even allowed to sit in there. And then she had to read a speech that was written by a studio. You know that’s not what the hell she wanted to say,” Queen added.

She continued, “Then after that, all she could do was play the same kinds of roles. …So the opportunities at that time and the way that those in power in that business were relegating us and marginalizing us and not allowing us to grow and thrive after that was just terrible. And a lot of that is still around today.”

Over the weekend, HBO Max pulled the movie from its streaming service after it was called out, and now, the network has plans to return the movie there, with an introduction from Black film scholar Jacqueline Stewart.

Queen Latifah Will Be Part of CBS' 'United We Sing' Tribute

Queen Latifah waves over to the cameras while out and about in Los Angeles earlier in the week.

The 50-year-old actress and producer showed off the blue gloves in her hand and proudly wore a mask as she tended to some essential duties, before heading back to her car.

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Next month, Queen will participating in the United We Sing: A GRAMMY Salute To The Unsung Heroes event, that will celebrate essential workers across America.

Hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. and his daughter, Georgia, the event will follow them as they take a road trip in an RV to thank and celebrate essential workers who risk their own lives on a daily basis to keep us safe

The special will invite donors to contribute to charities that support underserved children, such as No Kid Hungry and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans, as well as to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, a charitable organization of the Recording Academy.

United We Sing will debut on Sunday, June 21 at 8/7c on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access.

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Queen Latifah's 'Equalizer' Series Picked Up by CBS, Chris Noth Joins Cast

Queen Latifah is starring in a reboot of the classic series The Equalizer and it was just announced that CBS has ordered it straight-to-series!

In the new show, the Oscar-nominated actress plays “Robyn, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”

Chris Noth just joined the cast of the show. He will be playing, “William Bishop, a quirky ex-CIA director who was Robyn’s first handler and has a father-daughter relationship with her,” according to Deadline.

It’s being reported that Chris was originally approached for the role when the show was in the pilot phase, but he had a commitment at the time that would have prevented him from doing the show. Now, his schedule has freed up because of the pandemic and he’ll be able to do the series when productions start filming again.

'Girls Trip' Stars Reunite on Video Chat, Talk Sequel Plans!

Jada Pinkett Smith got the Flossy Posse back together for a virtual reunion on her Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk this week!

The stars of Girls TripJada, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish – connected over video chat and even talked about possibly making a sequel.

“I think we’re all down, we just want to make sure it’s amazing,” Regina said about a possible second movie. “That it’s the right thing and a great thing.”

The movie made over $100 million in the U.S. and Tiffany said that the studio pushed back on making a sequel because of the salary demands from the cast.

“Then it was like, ‘Oh, you guys want too much money,’” she told the Huffington Post.

All These Stars Showed Their Support at Kobe & Gianna Bryant's Celebration of Life

The stars are stepping out to remember Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

Tons of celebrities and athletes filled the Staples Center to attended Kobe and Gianna‘s Celebration of Life on Monday (February 24) in Los Angeles.

Stars in attendance included Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, and Snoop Dogg.

Athletes in attendance included Shaquille O’Neal, Lamar Odom, Michael Phelps and wife Nicole, Scottie Pippen, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Anthony Davis.

Kobe‘s longtime friend and current General Manager for the Lakers Rob Pelinka as well as former Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson also attended.

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20+ pictures inside of the stars at the memorial…More Here! »

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Queen Latifah Honors Kobe Bryant with NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 Performance - Watch Now

Queen Latifah is paying tribute to Kobe Bryant.

The 49-year-old entertainer took to the stage during an event held during the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend on Saturday (February 15) at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

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Retied NBA player Grant Hill introduced Queen Latifah, and paid tribute to the late Lakers legend and late NBA commissioner David Stern.

“David Stern turned the NBA into what it is today,” Grant said. “A league that uses the values of the game, like equality and respect, to bring people together.”

“And like Kobe Bryant, David believed the power of our game to change lives…,” Grant continued. “And while recognizing the tremendous loss we feel in our hearts, we know they would want us to keep our heads up and continue to play on. So, tonight, as we celebrate the game we all love, we’ll reflect and rise together as one NBA family. Here to perform a song with that message in mind is my friend, the great Queen Latifah.”

Queen Latifah covered Stevie Wonder‘s hit “Love’s In Need of Love Today” and switched some of the lyrics to honor Kobe.

“Give Love a shot / When you do say KOBE / 24 Hours 8 Days a week, trophies,” she sang.

If you missed it, Kobe‘s wife Vanessa Bryant shared a sweet message in honor of her late husband’s “favorite holiday.”

FYI: Queen is wearing hoops by Loree Rodkin.

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Queen Latifah's 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' Video from 'Little Mermaid Live' - Watch Now!

Queen Latifah gave an epic performance of the classic song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” during The Little Mermaid Live and we have the video for you right here!

The entertainer played Ursula during the live special, which was taped on Tuesday (November 5) in Los Angeles.

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“It’s terrifying, it’s exhilarating, it’s exciting… when you’re live we’re all in this together. It’s not just me. I’m feeding off of them, they’re giving me energy,” Queen Latifah previously said on Colbert about performing in the live show.